Ellie Mae Acquires Capsilon

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Ellie Mae, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Capsilon, a provider of AI-powered mortgage automation software for mortgage lenders, investors and servicers. Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Ellie Mae Acquires Capsilon About Author: Seth Welborn October 28, 2019 1,719 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago “The team at Capsilon has built the leading AI-powered platform that is changing the economics of the industry by enabling mortgage lenders and servicers to significantly increase profitability on each loan,” said Sanjeev Malaney, CEO and Founder of Capsilon. “By joining forces with Ellie Mae, we are excited to extend our capabilities and deliver unprecedented functionality through deep integrations with the Encompass Digital Lending Platform. This will help lenders leverage automation from consumer engagement through investor delivery and servicing. We believe this combination will offer value to all of our customers and integration partners, regardless of LOS or servicing platform.”Additionally, Ellie Mae has partnered with Genworth Mortgage Insurance to include the ability to order Genworth mortgage insurance through their Total Quality Loan program.“We are proud to partner with Ellie Mae to help streamline the MI ordering process for our customers,” said Genworth Mortgage Insurance Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions Kevin McMahon. “Lenders are always seeking new ways to increase efficiency and quality through automation. Our integration with the Encompass MI Service within Ellie Mae TQL is another element of the overall value we deliver to customers as they work to put more borrowers into homes.” Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae, and Sanjeev Malaney, founder and CEO of Capsilon discussed additional details about the acquisition and its significance at the press conference.“With the delivery of our next generation lending platform, we are accelerating our mission to automate everything automatable for the residential mortgage market. This includes making strategic acquisitions of best-in-class solutions to bring more value to the platform and the ecosystem faster,” said Corr,. “This is a significant day for the mortgage industry, as with the acquisition of Capsilon we are bringing together two market-leading companies and adding to our platform the pioneer of AI-powered intelligent automation leveraged by some of the largest lenders and servicers in the industry. As lenders and servicers continue to shift toward data-driven automation, we are excited to provide automated document recognition, classification and data extraction to further drive down costs and time of loan origination, acquisition and servicing.”According to Ellie Mae, this acquisition is another step toward a fully-digital mortgage, by combining Ellie Mae’s Encompass Digital Lending Platform with Capsilon’s AI-powered solutions. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Tagged with: Ellie Mae Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ellie Mae Acquires Capsilon Previous: Stock Market Rallies as Housing Beats Expectations Next: FHFA Gives Update on Conservatorship and GSE Reform Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Ellie Mae Technology 2019-10-28 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

Chamber survey: Indiana businesses bullish for 2021 due to vaccine

first_img Facebook Chamber survey: Indiana businesses bullish for 2021 due to vaccine Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Workforce Development) Indiana business leaders view vaccines for COVID-19 as a primary ingredient in the state’s economic recovery. They also provide a mixed outlook on the prospects for their own organizations in the year ahead.The latest informal Indiana Chamber of Commerce economic survey, taking place online December 3-10, generated responses from 845 Chamber members and investors.Asked about the importance of widespread vaccine implementation to the state’s economic recovery, the average response was 8.21 on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being most important. In addition, 61% expect to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees, while 28% are not sure. Only 11% of respondents say no – they won’t encourage employees to get the vaccine.Potential on-site vaccinations for employees delivered a mixed response (23% yes; 39% no; and 38% not sure) with many citing the need for additional information.“The tremendous efforts to bring these highly effective vaccines to market so quickly will be mitigated if the majority of Hoosiers are not vaccinated,” says Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber president and CEO. “It is promising to see so many business leaders willing to support and encourage the vaccines.“Our ultimate business revival is dependent on this next step. Our economy will not be able to resume its full operations until the coronavirus is under control.”In projecting the 2021 outlook for their business, respondents were more optimistic than not.Nearly 50% (47%) indicated a return to “near normal” operations, versus 28% continuingat the reduced levels of 2020. Additionally, 20% expected similar growth in 2021 compared to recent years, with 6% fearing potential closure without economic recovery.When first asked in late June about long-term ramifications of the pandemic, 62% cited changing their business model to adapt to a new reality. That same question yielded a 56% response in December.Remote workforces are a new reality for many. Forty-three percent indicated that all or some employees would continue to work remotely in at least a portion of the coming year. On the productivity of remote workers throughout 2020: 51% said they were less productive (36% of that total in the “slightly less productive” category); 12% more productive; and 37% no change.Brinegar notes the Chamber will be leading advocacy efforts during the Indiana General Assembly session to look at incentives to attract additional talent, including remote workers, to the state.“This is all part of the fierce battle for talent,” he shares. “We simply need more highly qualified people in the workforce. Bringing them to our state to take advantage of our low cost of living and high quality of life – no matter where they work initially – will be a first step to having them live AND work in Indiana.”Additional survey findings include:Economic impact to your business in 2020 (on a 1-10 scale): 6.5. This matches the June response and is below the 7.2 average in AprilSpecific business impacts in 2020: Revenue loss, 71%; cash flow issues, 35%; suspended operations at least temporarily, 34%; employee layoffs, 29%; no/minimal impact, 16%; added employees, 13%Seventy-two percent (split evenly between very important and somewhat important) identify a new federal economic stimulus/relief package as a crucial factorMore than 50% of respondents have fewer than 50 employees. A broad cross section of industries was represented, with 24% in manufacturing and 17% in professional services. The latest survey followed previous polls in April and June.Charts of the key findings are available at www.indianachamber.com/charts. WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan small businesses can apply for grants TuesdayNext articleSenator Braun explains why he is calling Joe Biden the President-elect Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – December 15, 2020 0 111 Twitter WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

West Nile cases dropped sharply in 2004

first_img 2003 WNV activity by state One reason to stay vigilant is that researchers are learning more about how serious West Nile is in people, O’Leary added. Ongoing studies of neuroinvasive cases show some patients suffer “lingering neurologic problems months or even years after the initial disease.” Although the epidemic’s severity dropped in 2004, O’Leary urged people to continue to use precautions against West Nile. Sep 8, 2004, CIDRAP News story on lingering effects of West Nile fever The hardest-hit states this year were in the West and Southwest, as measured by the numbers of neuroinvasive cases. California had 154 cases, Arizona 128, Texas 105, and Colorado 39. In contrast, last year California and Arizona had only 2 and 7 neuroinvasive cases respectively, while Colorado had 621. Texas was about the same last year, with 108 cases. Because West Nile fever is less severe, and because reporting of fever won’t be nationally mandated until 2005, experts focus on the neuroinvasive cases, explained Dan O’Leary, DVM, a medical epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo. Dec 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – West Nile virus continued its relentless blanketing of the United States in 2004, marching westward but leaving far fewer dead and ill people in its wake than it did last year. Once a state has the virus, it remains endemic from season to season, O’Leary said. Only Washington state has reported finding the virus in animals (a bird and a horse in 2002) without seeing any subsequent animal or human cases. Cooler weather appears to reduce the spread of the virus, which may contribute to Washington’s situation, he added. 2004 WNV activity by state Only about 20% of people infected with the virus get sick and only about 1 in 150 infected people has neurologic involvement, according to information on CDC’s Web site. A mosquito-borne pathogen, West Nile virus was discovered in New York City in 1999 and spread steadily westward in the ensuing years. Now some 55 species of mosquito carry the virus, although Culex mosquitoes are considered the primary vectors, O’Leary said. Although the epidemic had as broad a geographic reach this year as last year, the 2004 case total represented a sharp drop from last year’s 9,862 cases. The 2003 total included 6,830 fever cases, 2,866 cases of neuroinvasive disease, and 166 unspecified cases. There were 264 deaths. A total of 2,448 cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta so far this year. That includes 87 deaths, 888 cases of neuroinvasive disease (West Nile meningitis and West Nile encephalitis), 1,011 West Nile fever cases, and 549 other clinical or unspecified cases. “States where the virus has occurred previously and continues to occur, there is ongoing human risk. People shouldn’t let down their guard because it wasn’t a big epidemic,” he said. He recommended checking local West Nile activity on state health department Web sites and remembering to use effective mosquito sprays for outdoor activities. As in past years, some severe localized outbreaks occurred this year, often on the leading edge of the West Nile wave or in places where the virus arrived within the past year, O’Leary said. Last year Colorado had a severe epidemic with 2,947 total cases, but this year the center of West Nile activity moved west, he said. Phoenix, Ariz., and Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties in California saw more than 100 cases each. However, Mesa County, Colo., had about 125 cases this year, he said. See also: Aside from the change in the number of people afflicted, other aspects of the disease this year were generally consistent with past years. The 87 deaths this year represent a case-fatality rate for neuroinvasive disease of about 9.8%, compared with a rate of about 9.2% in 2003. O’Leary said the neuroinvasive case-fatality rate has remained steady at about 9% to 10% since the virus landed on US soil.last_img read more

World Tourism Day – New Millennium Tourism

first_imgIstria is a leader in tourismThanks to its geographical position, diverse natural beauties and rich tourist offer, the County of Istria has been the absolute ruler for many years in terms of the number of overnight stays. The most important tourist centers of the County of Istria, in which more than two million overnight stays were realized in 2016, are Rovinj (3,3 million), Poreč (2,9 million) and Medulin (2,4 million). The popularity of Istria is evidenced by the fact that the three cities with the highest number of overnight stays per capita are in that county, namely Funtana (1), Tar-Vabriga (667) and Vrsar (803). Dubrovnik with the most overnight staysDubrovnik, a city that was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its cultural heritage in 1979, with 3,4 million overnight stays in 2016, ranks first in the number of overnight stays in Croatia. According to the type of accommodation, out of the total number of realized overnight stays last year, most of them were realized in hotels (55,3%), followed by rooms, apartments and holiday homes (37,0%). The highest number of overnight stays in 2016 was recorded by tourists from the United Kingdom (21,7%), followed by tourists from France, the USA and Germany (6,8% each).Cruises in increasing numbersThe beauty and uniqueness of the Croatian coast is evidenced by the data relating to cruises of foreign ships, which come in increasing numbers. Namely, the number of days spent by foreign cruise ships in the territorial sea of ​​Croatia in 2016, with a total of 1 days of stay, more than doubled compared to 813. Also, in 2006, 2016 million passengers were recorded on foreign cruise ships, which is as much as 1,1% more than in 82,7.That Croatia is recognized as a top destination charted on the route of many foreign cruise ships is shown by an increase of 46,0% in 2016 compared to ten years earlier. Last year, the largest number of cruises was made by ships flying the flag of the Bahamas (26,3%) and Malta (21,5%), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flag of Italy (32,5%) and the Bahamas (20,4%). ). Tourists come more individually Tourists, both foreign and domestic, mostly choose the individual way of arrival. In 2016, out of a total of 15,6 million tourist arrivals, 61,3% came individually and 38,7% organized, through travel agencies. The average number of overnight stays per arrival in 2016 for foreign tourists was 5,2, and for domestic still slightly less, 3,3. Rooms, apartments and holiday homes are most in demand In 2016, out of the total number of realized overnight stays of tourists in commercial accommodation, 45,5% of them were realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, in which domestic tourists realized 40,3% and foreign 46,0% overnight stays. This is followed by overnight stays in hotels (23,6%), followed by camps (22,4%). The number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, observed since 2001, has been continuously increasing. During 2016, more than 15,6 million tourists came to Croatia, which is almost twice as many as in 2001, when 7,9 million came. The structure of tourist arrivals in commercial accommodation in 2016 was dominated by foreign tourists, with a share of 88,5%, which is approximately the same as when we also look at data from fifteen years ago, during which the share of foreign tourists ranged more than 80%.The situation is similar in the observed period in relation to tourist nights, of which an impressive 2016 million were recorded in 78,0, which is as much as 79,8% more than in 2001, when 43,4 million of them spent the night. The share of foreign tourists in the structure of overnight stays has hovered around 90% over the years. The Germans have been convincingly our most loyal guests for yearsIf we observe the arrivals and overnight stays of tourists to the country of residence, the Germans have been convincingly our most loyal guests for years. Since 2001, they have been absolute record holders, accounting for a fifth (17%) of the total number of overnight stays in 21,9 with more than 2016 million overnight stays. They are followed by Slovenes, with just over 7,1 million, and Austrians, with 6,5 million overnight stays. The Germans not only come to us at night in large numbers, but in 2016 they were also in first place in terms of the average number of nights per arrival, which was 7,5. What we can still conclude about unsere Gäste, is that of all parts of Lijepa Naša, they like to spend the night in places on the coast, where in 2016 they spent as much as 96,5% of the total number of overnight stays of tourists from Germany.center_img Arrivals and overnight stays in continuous growth If we move away from the economic aspect, what is it that makes tourism so attractive? Adventure, exploration of the unknown, escape from everyday life – all these are the drivers that have brought this economic activity the status it deserves. Croatia, the land of a thousand islands, a small country for a big vacation ie a country full of life, has been charting its tourist path since the 19th century. That it is one of the most popular European tourist destinations is evidenced by the indicator of tourism intensity, according to which in 2015 Croatia with 16,9 overnight stays per capita was in second place in the group of EU-28 countries, just below Malta, which has the highest number of overnight stays per capita – 20,8 of them. On the occasion of today’s World Tourism Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published an overview of data in the field of tourism from 2001 until today.Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries, and its importance as a driver of many changes is unquestionable. Therefore, it is not surprising that this “pillar of the economy” of many countries around the world got its day, almost forty years ago. Its celebration was initiated by the World Tourism Organization back in 1979 to further strengthen awareness of its importance and the need for continuous investment in development activities in this segment, monitoring trends and adapting to them. September 27, the time of year when the main tourist season ends in the northern hemisphere and begins in the southern hemisphere, was symbolically chosen as the date of the celebration, and this year it will be celebrated worldwide under the motto “Sustainable tourism, an instrument of development” Source: CBSlast_img read more

Continuation of cooperation between LH&V and Silver Air: Direct return flights from Zagreb, Venice and Lugano to Lošinj

first_imgGuests can travel to Lošinj by return flights from Zagreb three times a week, and from Venice and Lugano, Switzerland twice a week. Arriving on the island of Losinj from Zagreb takes less than an hour, more precisely only 50 minutes. He can board a plane in Zagreb on Friday morning and return from Lošinj on Sunday or Tuesday in the afternoon. It is a continuation of a great collaboration that started last year, and which proved to be a complete success. Airline flights have thus become the easiest way to get to the island of Losinj, domestic and foreign guests, but also contributed to better transport connections between the island of Losinj and the mainland, which will benefit all residents of the island of Losinj. Hotel Bellevue, Mali Losinj Better transport connections and easier communication of the island with the mainland is one of the strategic goals of the Lošinj-based Jadranka Group, which has been actively working in recent years to position Lošinj and the entire Cres-Lošinj archipelago on the tourist map of this Mediterranean. The planned reconstruction and expansion of Mali Lošinj Airport will also contribute to the realization of these goals, which in the future will enable easier access to the destination for all visitors, because then aircraft with a capacity of up to 180 passengers will be able to land on Lošinj.center_img “The continuation of organized flights to the island of Lošinj is a logical sequence of activities that we carry out with the aim of developing this unique island, its tourist offer and positioning as an unavoidable tourist destination. A kind of isolation of the island of Lošinj is also its advantage. The untouched nature and the atmosphere that Lošinj exudes offer a unique and complete vacation, and thanks to these flights, coming to Lošinj and enjoying its charms has never been easier and faster.”Said the member of the Management Board of the Jadranka Group, Goran Filipović. The Lošinj hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas organizes direct return flights from Zagreb, Venice and Lugano to its guests from 15 June to 28 September in cooperation with the Czech airline Silver Air.last_img read more

Freshman Bianca Chevarie steps up after Morgan Alexander’s injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2020 at 10:24 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8 Starting 20 yards from goal, Bianca Chevarie feinted left before dodging right, breezing past Colgate’s man-to-man pressure. Striding into the 8-meter arc, this time she elected to veer left, absorbing a stick check from one Raider defender and sidestepping another before a shot meshed into the cage’s top left corner.“(Chevarie) has really fast feet, really quick steps, really good stick skills,” senior midfielder Mary Rahal said. “I mean, she’s pretty hard to defend.”After Morgan Alexander’s season-ending leg injury during a Feb. 19 practice, it was unclear who would replace the redshirt senior in No. 4 Syracuse’s (7-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) attack. But Chevarie has started the four games since in Alexander’s left attack position, helping the Orange defeat three top-20 ranked opponents amid their six-game winning streak. The freshman’s scored four goals and dished four assists since joining the starting lineup on Feb. 22 against Northwestern.Chevarie, whose listed and preferred position is midfield, had split reps in practice — and in the Orange’s first four games — with the second midfield line and as Alexander’s backup on attack. Even before starting, she was the only freshman receiving consistent minutes off the bench. The Ontario native said her transition to SU was aided by competing in U-19 World Championships last fall, where Chevarie earned a silver medal after Canada was defeated by Megan Carney and the USA in the final.With four goals and four assists so far this season, Chevarie isn’t scoring at the same rate as Emily Hawryschuk (second in the nation with 4.88 goals per game) or even secondary scorers Meaghan Tyrrell and Carney. But Chevarie said she knows she doesn’t need to.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Probably the biggest thing has been that she’s been working hard and hustling every day,” SU head coach Gary Gait said of the decision to start Chevarie. “We just looked at the energy she brings.”Emily Steinberger | Design EditorFor Chevarie, the defensive side of the game is part of why she loves playing midfield, and she admits at times she “hates being stuck behind a line” on attack. But since transitioning into her left-sided attack role, Chevarie, the Orange’s only freshman starter, has focused more on learning the attacking nuances of Syracuse’s system, often soliciting advice from Alexander.In Chevarie’s first start against Northwestern, Alexander noticed early on that Chevarie was stationed too far back when the Orange were on the offensive. Chevarie said that initially she struggled with her positioning and timing her cuts at different times than her teammates.“I told (Chevarie), ‘Right there, you’re hanging too far out. You’ve gotta step in, have that killer instinct, that attack mindset,’” Alexander said.Chevarie took Alexander’s advice into her next start against Colgate, focusing on being more aggressive. Gait called her effort on the ride against Colgate “relentless.” Not only did her new approach lead to her aforementioned twisting solo goal, but Chevarie also recorded a season-best three points against the Raiders.For Syracuse’s third goal, Chevarie received a handoff from Sierra Cockerille at the edge of the 12-meter arc. Chevarie didn’t hesitate, immediately making a diagonal run toward the cage, stretching to get her shot off beyond a Raider defender’s outstretched stick before finding twine.“I think all of us were just running smoothly,” Chevarie said.But it wasn’t just Chevarie’s goals that stood out; Chevarie said her overall comfort in the offense has grown with each passing game. As Rahal led a counterattack against the Raiders, her pass found Chevarie, who moved the ball on instantly to a wide-open Tyrrell along the crease before another quickfire pass found Carney for an easy goal. Later on from a free position, Chevarie’s shot appeared wide, but Carney emerged from behind the cage for another simple score.In the following game against Maryland, Chevarie was quiet with no points, but the entire Orange offense had a down day, scoring well below their season average with just 10 goals in the victory. Last Sunday against Virginia Tech, Chevarie’s aggression was back, peppering the Hokies’ goal with a season-high five shots as she went on to score one and set another goal up.Now that Chevarie has acclimated to attack and become more aggressive, Gait said she just needs to work on her decision-making. But he has little doubt about whether Chevarie will continue to improve.“She wants to be good and she’s been willing to work at it,” Gait said, “she stays focused and really puts the effort in. We gave her the opportunity and we’re happy with it so far.” Commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement

first_img Andy Murray to play singles at Zhuhai Championships, China Open Serena Williams hopes the back injury that saw her retire during the Rogers Cup final disappears after a “small window”.The American great was 3-1 down to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu in Sunday’s decider in Toronto when she retired due to back spasms. “That’s a little frustrating for me because I know that I can play, I just can’t play today.”So, I don’t know, I’m just taking it a day at a time and see, usually what happens is it continues like that with just that small window and see if I improve after that small window.”“I was really sad and she made me feel a lot better.”@serenawilliams praises her @rogerscup final opponent @Bandreescu_ in her post-match press conference. pic.twitter.com/4wh8QCggDg— WTA (@WTA) August 11, 2019Williams enjoyed a fine run in Toronto, improving her win-loss record this year to 19-5. The veteran said she initially felt the injury during a tough three-set win over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova in the semifinals on Saturday.”It started yesterday in my match and it just got worse,” Williams said.”My whole back just completely spasmed and to a point where I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t really move and so I was just trying to figure out how do you play a match where you have no rotation?”center_img Williams, 37, was in tears on court, but revealed the spasms usually lasted less than two days.”That’s the most frustrating part. I’ve had this before and it’s like 24-36 hours where I’m just in crazy spasm and then it’s like gone,” the 23-time grand slam champion told a news conference. Related News Rogers Cup: Serena Williams withdraws from final in tears, Bianca Andreescu crowned championlast_img read more

DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS DO RIVERDANCE!

first_imgDDTV: You’ve seen the documentary; you may even have seen the show live. Now watch Riverdance – Coláiste Ailigh style. The Letterkenny students were performing at their Christmas show at An Grianan on December 12, 2013. The girls are flawless (in fact they’re superb). But the boys need to go to a few more lessons.Click Play to Watch DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS DO RIVERDANCE! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste AilighletterkennyRiverdancelast_img read more

Neanderthals Not Our Cousins, Expert Claims

first_imgThe news media are reporting claims that Neanderthals and modern humans never interbred, based on work from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.  Both EurekAlert and Nature Science Update repeat the claim that the institute’s study of DNA and bones from four Neanderthals and five modern humans from scattered locations rules out any interbreeding.That’s until you read the fine print.  Can such things be known?  Listen to the disclaimers in the NSU article:Although the two groups seem to have been genetically separate, the fossil record is too patchy, and dating methods too unreliable, to say whether this was because they never met, or because they simply didn’t consider each other an enticing proposition.    Given the small number of fossils studied, it’s also possible that interbreeding did occur, he [David Serre] adds, but that we have not found the evidence yet.    Such a match-up would have been genetically feasible, says Stringer.  The two groups were closer in genetic terms than other primates that happily breed today, he says.If these were potentially interbreeding humans, then forget the racism going on in all this Neanderthal/modern dichotomizing.  All scientists can observe is that there were a few distinct physical characteristics among the Neanderthals, such as prominent brows and thicker bones.  What can we know but that early wrestlers and bikers just got together and formed their own societies?    There are groups of modern humans even today who prefer to associate with others like themselves.  They can and do form distinctive populations, like pygmies or Watusi.    The Bible speaks of the sons of Anak and the Nephelim who were giants in their time.  Did the Israelites interbreed with them?  Probably not.  Was either group non-human?  Of course not.    Dead men tell no tales.  Living ones, however, often tell whoppers, especially those in the Darwin population.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more